How to Heal Tendinitis and tendinopathies with specific oils

Tendinitis can be very painful condition and is seen a lot in overuse type injuries such as in sports where they are doing the same motion over and over again. It can also be seen in the workplace where there is a repetitive motion. Whatever the case conservative management of this condition is well documented with certain exercises and stretches. Combining certain oils with a treatment plan can help increase the success rate of the tendon healing.

One of the greatest oil to use for tendon injuries is lemongrass. This oil has been used for a long time in the flavoring industry but has great properties that allow it to heal tendons. It consists of Geranial, Neral, Geraniol, and Farnesol. Those are some fancy words! Specifically Geranial and Neral are compounds that have potent anti-inflammatory effects on tissues. This means decreased inflammation in the tendons that are being overused so that they can heal.

Another oil that has great benefits for the tissues of the body is helichrysum. This powerful oil has neuroprotective affects on the nerve tissue. The tendons that are inflammed are hitting on the nerves surrounding the sheath which causes pain. This can further damage the nerves as well as the tendons. By using this oil it can protect and provide some pain relief to the nerves.

Mixing the oils:

Using both of the oils in a mix can greatly improve the health of your tendons along with a stretching and treatment program. This will speed up recovery so that you can get back to doing what you love.

I mix 10 drops of each oil in a little baby food jar and fill it up halfway with MCT oil. This will dilute is so that it is easier to apply and the oil will last longer. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me!


Dr. K